world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?

According to some of the latest research into cognition and neuroscience, our brains may not be the end-all-be-all of our intellectual prowess…
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When pop culture wants you to think that a certain character has superhuman intelligence, that character is given an enormous head and it’s either outright stated or heavily implied that their brains are enormous compared to ours. But as science learns more and more about brains and how they actually work, not just in humans but in intelligent animals around the world, it seems like there may be a lot more to being smart than just using your brain, especially if you aren’t a primate or a mammal…

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

What Spiders Could Teach Us About The Evolution Of Brains And Intelligence
What Pig Brains Kept Alive In A Machine Are Teaching Us About Cheating Death
Why The IQ Police Won’t Come After You With A Brain Scanner
Are Insects The First Step In Creating A.I.?

Related articles and further reading…

Synchronized Chaos: Why Your Brain Isn’t Anything Like A Computer

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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